American Bar Association
Customs Law Committee

Customs Law Committee

About the Committee

This committee is concerned with the full range of laws and regulations administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in connection with the importation and exportation of merchandise. These laws and regulations relate to such topics as: valuation and classification of merchandise, penalties and liquidated damages, free trade agreements, duty preference programs, duty drawback, foreign trade zones, bonded warehouses, temporary imports, quotas, intellectual property rights, country of origin determination, record-keeping requirements, and entry eligibility requirements. The committee also focuses on voluntary programs established by CBP, as well as enforcement initiatives and developments. In addition, the committee is involved with international harmonization efforts, and the comparative operations and regulations of Customs agencies outside of the United States.

*If you are interested in volunteering or assisting with the Committee’s activities throughout the year, please contact one of the Committee's co-chairs, Leslie Alan Glick and Greg Kanargelidis, or one of the vice chairs responsible for your area of interest:

Programs, Meetings & Events

Section Events

    Steel / Aluminum Tariffs – Key Compliance and Other Considerations for Companies and their Lawyers


    The steel and aluminum tariffs were announced on March 8, 2018. This program will discuss: The latest news about how the steel and aluminum tariffs apply; The enforcement methods Customs and Border Protection is likely to implement; The grounds for any exclusions being granted to U.S. trading partners; ...

    Employment Law World Tour: Employment Law in Turkey


    The SIL Employment Committee is embarking on a World Tour of employment law! Our members have volunteered to share their expertise on employment law in their jurisdictions through quick, focused teleconferences that will occur on a regular basis during the 2017/18 season. The teleconferences will follow ...

    First Ever Encryption Happy Hour!


    Come join BIS's Aaron Amundson over a drink (wine or beer or tea or coffee) and snack and learn about US encryption export controls. Aaron will NOT cover the basics but will update practitioners on what has changed over the last few years including such fascinating topics as: What happened to Note ...



Draa, Horace
Glick, Leslie
Message From The Chair


Frederick, Brandi
Hanson, Lawrence
Horvath, Jennifer
Kathuria, Sacha
Quinter, Peter
Rodriguez, Rebecca


Goodale, Geoffrey
Kanargelidis, Gregory
Martinez, Christine
Ross, Susan

Committee Roster  

Modified by Shama Patari on April 4, 2016

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